The latest song from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film, Mere Pyare Prime Minister, is out. Mehra has been a huge admirer of legendary filmmaker V. Shantaram, and as a mark of respect to the latter’s body of work, has recreated the iconic ‘Are Ja Re Hat Natkhat…’ song from his film, Navrang. The track, Bajaa Bajaa, brings back the iconic melody from the 50s era.

Talking about the song, the filmmaker said, “It’s a great tradition in our movies with regards to Holi Songs like Rang Barse and Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jate Hain, from Sholay. Just taking the chain forward with yet another beautiful Holi song in Mere Pyare Prime Minister with Gulzar Bhai’s original song ‘ Baja Baja Re’ which is composed with Shankar Ehsaan and Loy. As an ode to V Shantaram and his iconic song ‘Natkat’ we have taken a para from the original score and incorporated with this song ‘Baja Baja – Dhol Baja Re’. It’s the festival of colors and beautiful scene in the movie which takes the story forward.”

He shared the news of the release of the song on social media, “This year, Holi will be incomplete without Bajaa Bajaa Bajaa Dhol Bajaa Re. Listen now! –”.

Mere Pyare Prime Minister addresses the issue of open defecation. It revolves around Kanhu, a boy from the Mumbai slums who pleads the Prime Minister for sanitation facilities after an ugly incident happens with his mother.

The film stars National Award winning actor Anjali Patil, Makarand Deshpande, Rasika Agashe, Sonia Albizuri and Nachiket Purnapatre. It is to release on 15 March 2019.